Mato Seth (21, he/him/his) is an aspiring educator and academic originally from Charlotte NC. He received his primary education from a Catholic School system in North Carolina, where he worked on the school's diversity initiative and built a strong community among his peers. Mato then attended Yale College where he played volleyball, worked in student government, and worked in Dr. Joan Steitz' lab. In May, he finished his undergraduate degree from Yale with a major in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry – though he has veered away from biology and now finds more interest in mathematics. Outside of the classroom, Mato enjoys learning languages, reading novels, and baking challenging pastries. This August, Mato will join Phillips Academy in Andover, MA as a teaching fellow in the Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science department.
Indian Mountain School
My name is Guillermo Rincón, I recently graduated from Connecticut College as an international student-athlete from Spain. Thanks to the help of Carney & Sandoe, I will be teaching Spanish and coaching both soccer and tennis at Indian Mountain School. I am greatly influenced by the works of Simon Sinek, Carol Dweck, and Tony Robbins. That is why I deeply value E.Q. skills and envision a world where children learn about their passions and teachers and parents help them do so.
The Pennington School
Julia Barrett is an incoming first year teacher at The Pennington School where she will teach 7th grade American History and Civics. She graduated from Boston College in 2019, where she studied International Studies and Education. After graduating, she spent 6 months working in Melbourne, Australia. Julia is passionate about empowering students and communities, anti-racism work and education, and eradicating gender-based violence. She now resides in Washington DC, and is very much looking forward to attending the TABS Summer Session.
Pam Schulman, appointed to Blair Academy’s faculty in 2020, will teach history and serve as Blair’s head varsity field hockey coach. She graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College in 2018, having majored in history and minored in psychology. At Middlebury, Pam was a member of the varsity ice hockey and varsity field hockey teams for two and four years, respectively, and she served as the captain of the field hockey team. She helped lead Middlebury’s field hockey team to clinch the 2015 Division III National Championship and was named to the Division III All-American team. From 2018 through 2019, Pam worked for Percy, a startup staffing company located in Boston. In January 2020, she joined Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire as a substitute, where she taught U.S. history, worked in the student life office and acted as an assistant coach for the girls’ varsity ice hockey team. She looks forward to joining Blair this fall!
Ida Cortez is a new teacher, just beginning her professional journey at Groton School in Massachusetts. She graduated this year from Bowdoin College with a double major in History and Mathematics. She has been a keen math student since her high school and has benefitted from wonderful teachers, including her father, Mark Cortez, a veteran math teacher. Her particular focus is number theory; although, she enjoys most facets of math. In addition, she is an avid Harry Potter fan and an amateur knitter. She is very keen to continue her professional development with TABS and CSA.
Williston Northampton School
A native of Williamstown, New Jersey, Alexia attended boarding school at St. Andrew’s in Delaware. She is a graduate of Harvard University where she earned an A.B. degree in the history of science. While at Harvard, Alexia was a John Harvard Scholar and a Rosenkrantz Discovery Grant recipient. She was Associate Editor of the history of science undergraduate academic journal, Synthesis, and a member of Crimson EMS—Harvard’s student-run EMT organization. Alexia also enjoyed dancing with the Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company and Expressions Dance Company. She is looking forward to teaching history and world religion at the Williston Northampton School in Massachusetts this fall.
Kiyomasa (Kiyo) Kuwana
Kiyo comes to Deerfield after completing his Fulbright grant in South Korea, where he taught English to middle and high school students. A product of a boarding school education himself, Kiyo is excited to join the Deerfield faculty and re-immerse himself into the rigor of boarding school life. He earned a B.A. in History and Education at Brown University, and he wrote a senior thesis that explored the intricacies of postwar memory, as seen through recent Japanese films on the special-attack pilots. Born in Japan and raised in Japan and the United States, Kiyo created a document that facilitates Japanese immigrants’ transition to the Rhode Island education system. In his free time, Kiyo enjoys watching baseball and listening to various genres of music. As a Penn Fellow, Kiyo is working toward earning a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Zora Vermilya grew up in Plainfield, VT. She received a bachelor's degree from Sarah Lawrence College in 2019, concentrating on creative writing and literature. During all four years of college, Zora worked on writing a science fiction novel with a strong female lead of color. While at home for the summers, she helped advise her former high school’s first ever Black Student Union on how best handle instances of prejudice. This past year Zora was employed at Woodside Priory School in California, working with boarding students in grades 9-12. She is very excited to begin her new job as an English teaching fellow at Concord Academy in Massachusetts. She will be working with tenth graders. Zora loves writing, reading, and collaborative thinking.
Leah Metzger is an incoming Spanish Teaching Fellow at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. She recently graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Middlebury College, where she studied Latin American studies and linguistics and ran cross country and track. Leah has also spent two semesters studying in Argentina, where she developed a strong interest in the field of intercultural education. She is looking forward to learning more about teaching in a boarding school setting and sharing her passion for Spanish with students.
James (Jem) Bullock
Jem is from Bainbridge Island, WA and recently graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, ME with a degree in French and francophone studies. At Bates, he was on the varsity swim and dive team as well as the water polo team. Two things drove Jem towards teaching: working at Camp Dudley in Upstate NY and working as a French TA. In his free time, Jem enjoys any outdoor activity, especially fishing.
Maya McCabe will be teaching Physics and Math at the Woodhall School in Connecticut. She's from central Ohio, and she graduated from Bowdoin College in 2018 with a BA in Physics and Education. After graduating, she joined the Peace Corps where she taught Physics and Math at a secondary school on the island of Pemba, Zanzibar. She's excited to start her boarding school journey this fall.
St. Paul's School
David Mollenkamp recently earned a bachelors from Stanford University in History in 2019. Since then, David has spent a year as the Annenberg Fellow at Eton College where he taught a number of history classes and coached soccer and field hockey. During the upcoming year, David will be joining the humanities faculty at St. Paul's School in New Hampshire where he will be teaching about American history and literature.